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Our research focuses on molecular and supramolecular systems with interesting functions, supramolecular chemistry in action, at work, with emphasis on conceptual innovation, the integration of unorthodox interactions, and applications to challenges in nature. Functions of current interest include catalysis (anion-π interactions, chalcogen bonds), fluorescent probes (mechanochemistry) and cellular uptake (extreme sulfur and selenium chemistry). Click here for application information.

Latest Publications


Paraja, M.; Gini, A.; Sakai, N.; Matile, S. “Pnictogen-Bonding Catalysis:  An Interactive Tool to Uncover Unorthodox Mechanisms in Polyether Cascade Cyclizations”, Chem. Eur. J. 2020, in press.

Kato, T.; Strakova, K.; García-Calvo, J.; Sakai, N.; Matile, S. “Mechanosensitive Fluorescent Probes, Changing Color Like Lobsters During Cooking:  Cascade Switching Variations”, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 2020, 93, 1401-1411.

Shybeka, I.; Aster, A.; Cheng, Y.; Sakai, N.; Frontera, A.; Vauthey, E.; Matile, S. “Naphthalenediimides with Cyclic Oligochalcogenides in Their Core”, Chem. Eur. J. 2020, in press.

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Sept: Three new flipper probes for lysosomes (endosomes), mitochondria and ER are now available at https://spirochrome.com/products/membrane_tension_probes/.

Sept: Congratulations to Karolína Straková for a brilliant PhD defense – and all the very best wishes for the future!

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